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The classification criteria
13. The classification criterion is whether or not a person meets the requirements for Australian citizenship, as set out in The Australian Citizenship Act 1948, and is eligible to call themselves an Australian citizen. The categories of the classification are constructed by dividing the population into two groups - those who are Australian Citizens and those who are not Australian Citizens.
14. The standard classification for Australian Citizenship is a flat or single-level classification consisting of two categories, as follows:
The code structure
15. The code structure for the classification is:
2 Not an Australian Citizen
Residual categories and codes
16. Not applicable.
17. The following supplementary code is used to code inadequately described responses and non-responses:
Scope of the variable
18. The variable Australian Citizenship applies to all persons.
19. The Australian Citizenship classification is not applicable to any other variable.
20. Responses to the Australian Citizenship question are self-coded to the classification.